Monday, May 2, 2022

Monday Musings - May 2, 2022


1. Happy May! It is the first Monday of May 2022 and not much has changed since April. There are 34 Mondays remaining in the year! 

Along the Loxahatchee River
Tequesta, FL
April 8. 2022
2. My new baseball glove will likely be ready for action tomorrow. I have been conditioning it and keeping it wrapped around a baseball to speed the process of making it ready for action. 

3. Rain can be incredibly inconvenient. Yesterday's rain was sufficient to inundate the baseball field and cause a scheduled doubleheader to be postponed. Just what we need, more games to reschedule. 

4. Longing for the Loxahatchee. Reviewing my photos from April, I discovered this image taken along the banks of the Loxahatchee River in Tequesta during a bike ride. I took an 8 mile bike ride yesterday around Elkridge that had 554 feet of elevation change compared with the 15 mile ride in Tequesta on April 8th which recorded 26 feet of elevation change. Guess which one I was breathing hard after completing?

5. I love bright sun and blue skies, I just wish the afternoon highs were in the 80s and that the rain would not occur on days with scheduled baseball games.

6. How about them O's! The took a series from the Red Sox by winning yesterday 9-5. They are tied for 24th place among all the teams in baseball with an 8-14 record. 

7. Today in History. The modern legend of the Loch Ness Monster is born when a sighting makes local news on May 2, 1933. The newspaper Inverness Courier relates an account of a local couple who claim to have seen “an enormous animal rolling and plunging on the surface.” The story of the “monster” (a moniker chosen by the Courier editor) becomes a media phenomenon, with London newspapers sending correspondents to Scotland and a circus offering a 20,000 pound sterling reward for capture of the beast.

Hundreds trapped at Mariupol steel plant as Russian shelling resumes - CNN

US should prepare for Southern summer surge of Covid, Birx says - CNN

Israel demands apology after Lavrov says Hitler had Jewish roots - Reuters

Poland ready to help Germany stop using Russian oil, says minister - Reuters

Ukraine formally closes seaports captured by Russia - Reuters

How the ‘jack-in-the-box’ flaw dooms some Russian tanks - The Washington Post

Big majority of Americans back sanctions on Russia, aid to Ukraine, poll finds - The Washington Post

Ukraine Says It Sank Two Russian Naval Vessels - The Wall Street Journal

Disney’s Clash With Florida Has CEOs on Alert - The Wall Street Journal

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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